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Expect more than others think is possible

By Joanna on January 6, 2017

jan_1It’s a brand new year.

Now, normally, I’m relatively casual about this new year fussing. For me, any day is a good day to set some goals, make some resolutions and start afresh. Coincidentally, this new year beginning fell at an appropriate end to a cycle for me, and so I am happily in the position of thinking about my year ahead with renewed enthusiasm right about now. So, a few days ago, I sat down and had a real think about the broad themes I wanted to adopt for this period.

And below (and in the pic) you can see what I came up with:

Stay present
Be genuinely happy
Seek out the fun
Love more
Think PINK

It’s going to be a time for the softer, funner, happier themes. In my actions and intentions, this is what I am drawing the focus onto.

What would your notes for 2017 look like?jan_2

While I was in the planning for the year ahead zone, I came across THIS most beautiful quote from Claude Bissell. I have never seen this before, but my, it is a goodie!

“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.”

Words to live by – I’ve saved it as my screensaver :-)
Finally, I do have a very important question to ask you also.

And, I am very serious about it when I ask you.

jan_3Tell me, how are you? Really, how are you? Among all the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, we often ask each other ‘how are you?‘ but how often do we listen to the response? Are we really asking… and listening for how that other person is?

So, I ask you today: How are you – really?

And, I challenge you to pay attention, and next time you ask someone how are they? Really listen to the response. Listen to how they are.

I’m listening too!

 

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to hearing what great things come from you in 2017.

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